England reaches 95-1 in confident start to 2nd test

Pakistan's Mohammed Amir celebrates taking the wicket of England's Alex Hales, left, during day one of the Second Test match at Old Trafford, Manchester England Friday July 22, 2016 (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) England made a confident start and reached 95-1 at lunch after captain Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to bat in the second test against Pakistan on Friday.

Joe Root will resume on 41 and Cook was batting on 40 as both took full advantage of good batting conditions on an easy-paced wicket at Old Trafford.

Mohammad Amir made the only breakthrough when he clean bowled Alex Hales (10) off a delivery that nipped back into the right-hander.

James Anderson and all-rounder Ben Stokes spiced England bowling attack and returned from their injuries after missing the first test defeat, replacing Steven Finn and Jake Ball.

Pakistan kept the same team which won at Lord's by 75 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series.